Human Rights Day

  December 10th, 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  It was on this day in 1948 in which inalienable rights, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, economic, or political status, were engraved in a single document. Shia Rights Watch observes this day with …

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Orange the World: Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25 The United Nations General Assembly in 1993, defined violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such …

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International Day of Social Justice

Two billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations world-wide. Among those most affected are religious minorities, including Shia Muslims.  February 20th marks the International Day of Social Justice. This day calls for the renewal of commitments against social barriers that inhibit the advancement of any group, regardless of gender, …

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